Wilson Huang and Logan Rumbaugh were recognized on Tuesday, October 18, as semi-finalists for the Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology, the nation’s premier research competition for high school students. The Siemens Competition selected only 300 projects from more than 1,600 submissions this year.
As part of the Mathematics, Science, and Computer Science Thesis course at Oak Ridge High School, students spend the summer developing and conducting their research that continues throughout the school year, a press release said. The final product by the end of the year is a professional quality research paper.
Huang and Rumbaugh developed a project titled “Modeling Microscale Collective Motion.” The goal of their project was to model “flocking motion with obstacles,” the press release said.
The team was also able to 3D print a complex microscale model that would exhibit flocking behaviors. [Read more…]